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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology



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The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is a polytechnic and applied sciences institute located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology

One of Canada’s leading polytechnics, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is defined by hands-on, technology-based education with a focus on four education and applied research pillars: science, technology and environment; health; business; and skilled trades. NAIT exists to meet the province of Alberta’s current and emerging needs. Known for providing real-world education and student success since 1962, NAIT’s 120-plus credit programs greatly contribute to the skilled workforce and industry driven research that makes Alberta internationally competitive and creates economic prosperity. With approximately 2,800 faculty and staff, NAIT offers apprenticeship training, certificate and diploma programs, and applied and baccalaureate degrees including degrees in Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management, and Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management. NAIT’s outstanding ability to respond quickly, delivering relevant knowledge, real skills and training for rewarding careers is what makes it essential to Alberta and beyond. For more information about NAIT, please visit

The School of Applied Sciences and Technology is the largest school at NAIT and is shaping tomorrow’s leaders by offering more than 40 diverse programs that include the natural and physical sciences, environmental management, sustainable design, digital media and graphics, photography and broadcasting, mechanical and electrical engineering technology and information systems technology.  The School is home to four research centres: the Centre for Oil Sands Sustainability, Boreal Research Institute, Centre for Sensors and System Integration and the Applied Bio/Nano Industrial Research Centre.  There are plans to open three new centres in 2017.

Reporting to the Provost as part of NAIT’s senior academic team, the Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Technology is responsible for all aspects of its operation.   The successful candidate will bring success as a creative and innovative leader with an ability to see new opportunities for this highly diverse school.  The new dean will preferably have a Masters degree and a strong record of achievement in administration along with outstanding interpersonal skills that will engage and inspire instructors, staff, students and external stakeholders in the continued growth of the School and its emergence as a leader in Applied Sciences and Technology in Alberta and beyond.  The ability to advocate for the school externally to the business and industrial communities is critical for success in the role.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. NAIT is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Danielle Conn or Maureen Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees, in strictest confidence, to:   

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Northern Alberta Institute of TechnologyDanielle ConnDirector of Researchdanielle@thegeldartgroup.com604-926-0005
Posting Date: 02-Dec-2016Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 101-Jul-2017
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